This anthology examines the cultural diversity of the American family by providing a range of relevant articles integrating race, class, gender, and ethnicity. Taken as a whole, these readings reveal both historical trends and unique variations that widen our understanding of the diversity, patterns, and dynamics of the American family. The readings avoid jargon and sophisticated statistical techniques, making them easily accessible for students. Each selection is accompanied by a brief introductory statement that highlights its sociological significance and contains an introductory essay focusing on pertinent issues and concerns. The fourth edition includes 19 new readings, on topics including: Internet dating, the Internet and family relations, wives and families of professional baseball players, the depiction of fathers in comic books, single parenthood by choice, divorce and fatherhood.Hutter, Mark is the author of 'Family Experience A Reader in Cultural Diversity', published 2003 under ISBN 9780205389209 and ISBN 0205389201.